Definitions for Horticultureˈhɔr tɪˌkʌl tʃər
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the cultivation of plants
the art or science of cultivating gardens; gardening
small scale agriculture
Origin: 17th century, from the word hortus + culture (on the model of agriculture).
the cultivation of a garden or orchard; the art of cultivating gardens or orchards
Origin: [L. hortus garden + cultura culture: cf. F. horticulture. See Yard an inclosure, and Culture.]
Horticulture is the science, technology, and business involved in intensive plant cultivation for human use. It is practiced from the individual level in a garden up to the activities of a multinational corporation. It is very diverse in its activities, incorporating plants for food and non-food crops. It also includes related services in plant conservation, landscape restoration, landscape and garden design/construction/maintenance, arboriculture, horticultural therapy, and much more. This range of food, medicinal, environmental, and social products and services are all fundamental to developing and maintaining human health and well-being. Horticulturists apply the knowledge, skills, and technologies used to grow intensively produced plants for human food and non-food uses and for personal or social needs. Their work involves plant propagation and cultivation with the aim of improving plant growth, yields, quality, nutritional value, and resistance to insects, diseases, and environmental stresses. They work as gardeners, growers, therapists, designers, and technical advisors in the food and non-food sectors of horticulture.
Translations for Horticulture
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- علم وصناعة الزراعةArabic
- horticulturaCatalan, Valencian
- Gartenkultur, HortikulturGerman
- κηπευτική, κηπουρική, φυτοκομίαGreek
- puutarhanhoito, pienviljely, puutarhatalous, puutarhanviljelyFinnish
- kertművelés, kertészetHungarian
- garðyrkja, garðrækt, garðyrkjufræðiIcelandic
- ガーデニング, 園芸Japanese
- градинарство, бавчанџиство, хортикултураMacedonian
- огородничество, садоводствоRussian
- hortikultura, vrtarstvo, cvećarstvoSerbo-Croatian
- தோட்டவியல், தோட்டக்கலைTamil
- باغۋەنچىلىكUyghur, Uighur
- nghề làm vườnVietnamese
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